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Saturday, October 1

Arts Month Kick-Off Celebration: Song, Dance, Poetry & Acting | El Cerrito
Saturday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito Community Center
Arts Month Kick-Off Celebration: Song, Dance, Poetry & Acting | El Cerrito
Here are highlights of the program, packed with local artists and arts organizations: Cast members from this fall’s CCCT production will sing a medley of beloved songs from the classic Lerner and Loewe musical. Ah-Lan teaches Chinese dance, ballet, and modern dance in El Cerrito and Albany. ...
Music Festival 2016: Party at the Lake | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Music Festival 2016: Party at the Lake | Oakland
Nothing says Oakland like a party at the lake. Bay Area legends Chuy Gomez and Mind Motion lead the way for this family friendly day of music, activities and art. Come hang, soak up some sun and enjoy guests sets from some of their favorite ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night “Zootopia” | Ingleside
Saturday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ingleside Branch Library
Free Outdoor Movie Night

Supervisor Norman Yee is partnering with the Greater West Portal Neighborhood Association, Ocean Avenue Association, Stonestown Family YMCA, San Francisco Public Library, OMI-Cultural Participation Project, Parkmerced, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Recology and Five Sweets to present free outdoor movies under the stars for ...

19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: Opening Night | Vallejo
Saturday, October 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free on Weekend 1. The following events are $10-$15.
| Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: Opening Night | Vallejo

Thingamajigs presents the 2016 edition of the sound-art festival that started it all. A power-pack of musical works of homemade instruments, found objects, and alternate tunings by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists. The 19th Annual MFP&T festival is a step further in ...

Outdoor Movie Night “Dodgeball” at The Yard | Mission Rock
Saturday, October 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Yard at Mission Rock
Outdoor Movie Night

Bring the family, a date, a group of friends, and your favorite snuggle item, because Movie Nights are now at The Yard at Misison Rock on a giant inflatable screen. The events will be presented in partnership with San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and sponsored by Hulu.

The East Bay Bonfire of Reflection | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required for Oakland Hills location
| Secret Location (Oakland)
The East Bay Bonfire of Reflection | Oakland
Join them at the East Bay Bonfire of Reflection® this Saturday evening, October 1, 2016, at their Oakland hills location. Please bring food and drinks for yourself and some to share. Also bring many friends, your miracle stories, and musical instruments. They will provide chocolate, Kosher marshmallows and crackers ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: Addams Family | North Bay
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: Addams Family | North Bay
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. They’re altogether ooky, come and meet the Addams Family.
Prince Exhibit Closing Bash: Fashion Show, Karaoke & Dance Party | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Minnesota Street Project
Prince Exhibit Closing Bash: Fashion Show, Karaoke & Dance Party | SF
Join in for the glamorous conclusion of the Prince-inspired exhibition and event series curated by Glen Helfand, After Pop Life, for an evening of opulent visuals, Prince-inspired fashion, karaoke, and dancing in the atrium of the fittingly titled Minnesota Street Project. In addition to the final viewing ...
Win Tix: Smuin Contemporary American Ballet | Palace of Fine Arts
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Palace of Fine Arts
Smuin’s season opener offers a mixed repertory program introducing the work of Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch with his acclaimed Indigo; presenting a world premiere contemporary ballet by Garrett Ammon, Artistic Director of Wonderbound. > Get Tickets – Use code FUNCHEAP for exclusive $20 tickets in ...
Win Tix: Cymbals Eat Guitars: Cacophonic Guitar & Raucous Synth | Swedish American Hall
Saturday, October 1 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
An indie rock band from New York City, Cymbals Eat Guitars made their critically acclaimed full-length album debut in 2009. Founded one year prior, the band comprises Joseph D’Agostino (aka Joseph Ferocious; vocals, guitars), Matt Cohen (guitar), Neil Berenholz (bass), Matthew Miller (drums), and Daniel ...
Win Tix: Comedy All Stars with Reggie Steele | Punch Line
Saturday, October 1 – 9:30 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line
Even if you suck at sports, you can still be picked for an All Star team. Join host Reggie Steele, winner of Rooster T. Feathers amateur comedy competition, as he showcases some of the best in the comedy game (who all may or may not ...

Sunday, October 2

11th Annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon & Free Rogue Wave Concert | San Jose
Sunday, October 2 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
11th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon & Free Rogue Wave Concert | San Jose
Cheer on thousands of runners from all over the world as they tackle the streets of San Jose set to a live soundtrack in the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. Music makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Runners will enjoy a variety of ...
Blessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Blessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | Grace Cathedral
Bring your pet to be blessed on the plaza of the magnificent Grace Cathedral in honor of St. Francis, patron saint of San Francisco. This isn’t just for dogs – people bring all sorts of pets and it is a great family event. For the safety and comfort of ...
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

1st Annual Oakland Nature Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Rotary Nature Center
1st Annual Oakland Nature Festival | Oakland
Join them in the heart of Oakland for a celebration of cultural and biological diversity at Lake Merritt, the nation’s first wildlife refuge. Enjoy nature workshops, live animals, local merchants and artists, environmental groups, community organizations, and kids activities. They’ll also have fabulous guest speakers, nature ...
2016 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
Sunday, October 2 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2016 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
It’s that time of year again, when the museum gears up for its annual Filipino American History Month Celebration. This year’s theme of “Movement” focuses on the traditions of dance, martial arts, word and art of the Philippines. Celebrate Filipino American history and culture at the ...
2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Steins Beer Garden
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, in partnership with Tied House and the Chamber of Commerce, is bringing an authentic German experience to Mountain View’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The huge 7000 sq. ft. Oktoberfest beer tent will keep you shaded while you enjoy a variety of ...

Massive Outdoor DJ Dance Party: “Sunset vs. Honey Soundsystem” Season Closer | North Bay
Massive Outdoor DJ Dance Party:
Drawing from the spirit of the Jamaican sound system culture, Sunset Sound System has produced over 150 free outdoor dance parties from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and this Sunday, they’re celebrating 22 years of epic parties at the annual Season Closer at ...
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides aboard a fleet of keelboats and dinghies with Cal Sailing Club, a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. Please try to arrive early as possible – depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may ...

The Final “Golden Gate Park Band” Free Concert of 2016 | SF
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
The Final

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 134th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Family Play Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Chapel
Family Play Day | 2016

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | McLaren Park
Sunday, October 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | McLaren Park

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Win Tix: “Sphinx Virtuosi” Classical Concert | Bayview Opera House
Sunday, October 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bayview Opera House
The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras and will be performing at the newly renovated Bayview Opera House. > Get Tickets – $5 – Normally $25, get exclusive $5 tickets with code FUNCHEAP Comprised of 18 ...
Writing Workshop: Writing in the Woods | Mill Valley
Sunday, October 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required
| Muir Woods National Monument
Writing Workshop: Writing in the Woods | Mill Valley
Join Ranger Amy Kaplan for a writing workshop at Muir Woods that explores the relationship between place and you and you and place. The workshop includes a short tour of Muir Woods. This event is recommended for ages 16-adult. Free but an RSVP is required. ...